Search Tag: Sepsis

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Hydrocortisone Versus Placebo in Patients with Septic Shock

2019 01 Dec

Septic shock is a serious illness that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. A significant number of patients who develop septic shock also have a number of comorbidities that further worsens the prognosis. Over the years, many studies have been published on the benefits of corticosteroids in patients with septic shock. Most of these... Read more

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Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis

2019 23 Nov

Sepsis has always carried high mortality. Even today, with all the latest technology and newer antibiotics, sepsis continues to be a major risk factor for death. It is important to understand that the earlier sepsis is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Each year, nearly 6 million people die of sepsis in the US.  Because of its aggressive... Read more

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Timing of Death Among Patients With Septic Shock

2019 14 Nov

Over the last few years, many advances have been made in the critical care of patients with septic shock. Both diagnosis and treatment strategies have improved. However, the mortality rates of patients with septic shock have a bimodal distribution; some patients die within a few days from it, while others die a few weeks later from other comorbidities. ... Read more

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Machine Learning to Predict Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

2019 21 Oct

Sepsis is a major cause of death among hospitalised patients. It affects nearly 6% of all admissions and results in in-hospital mortality of greater than 15%. Early detection could reduce mortality, as it would result in the timely implementation of evidence-based interventions.  Clinical researchers have developed and implemented a machine-learning... Read more

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ESICM LIVES Forum 2020

2020 14 May

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED  Find ESICM on Social Media Read more

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#LIVES2019: Vitamin C for Sepsis

2019 04 Oct

Dr. Alpha A. Fowler of Virginia Commonwealth University presented findings from the CITRIS-ALI trial that studied the role of vitamin C in patients with septic ARDS. The findings were presented @ESICM in Berlin and have just been published in JAMA.  The CITRIS-ALI randomised trial addressed the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C to study... Read more

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Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition, in some patients, can range from days to months. It is imperative that these patients receive macronutrients either through enteral or parenteral nutrition. If they don't, there is a risk of an energy deficit that could lead to loss of lean body mass and subsequently, other... Read more

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Blood Cultures Before Sepsis Treatment

2019 20 Sep

Severe bacterial infections pose a significant threat to public health, with 1.7 million people in the U.S. infected with sepsis every year. There has been a constant debate within medicine as to when treatment should be administered.   Current guidelines state that blood cultures should be taken before antimicrobial treatment is initiated, as is... Read more

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Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator

2019 13 Sep

In 2007, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health assessed the use of predictive models to calculate the risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS) in neonatal patients, accounting for multiple variables.   The main objectives of the study were to assess the links between the risk factors and the infection outcomes; use patient data collected from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reducing Risks and Generating Economic Benefits

2019 26 Aug

Did you know that IV filtration in an intensive care unit (ICU) could help to reduce risks and generate economic benefits?   Introduction   Intravenous administration of fluids and drugs is an important part of patient care for the critically ill. However, the contamination of infusion solutions by particles is a largely unknown and underestimated... Read more